DIY Skull Earrings

I saw these skull beads in bracelets everywhere over the Summer and decided I wanted to make myself a pair of earrings using them. Here is what you’ll need:

I used 2 earrings (set of 18 for $3), 2 head pins (set of 14 for $3), 2 large skulls ($1.50 each), 2 small skulls ($0.75 each), and 4 spacer beads ($0.50 each). I purchased the beads at a local store in Maine, although any bead store should carry them since they’re so popular. I got the hardware at a Michael’s craft store.

First you put the beads on the head pin in the desired order. I ended up not using all of the spacer beads, but it’s better to have too many than not enough!

Then, use a pair of needle nose pliers to bend the top of the head pin in to a U shape. Almost a circle, but with a gap big enough to put the earring in it. These pliers can be found at craft or bead stores, or even places like Kmart. The price can range from around $9 to around $30. If you don’t want to buy them then try looking up a bead store that allows its customers to make their jewelry in house.

Next, you put the earring in to this U shape, and use the needle nose pliers to continue to close the circle in the head pin. Then, using the pliers, keep rolling this circle until all the extra wire is used up.

And taa-daa! That’s all you have to do.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


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